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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Park Forest one of 88 cities in the world named as climate leader

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The Village of Park Forest has been recognized by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an international non-profit organization that helps cities disclose their environmental impact, as one of 88 across the globe that continue to lead on environmental action ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Park Forest ranks 13th in the nation in green power percentage of electric use

Electric Aggregation

Park Forest is one of the top communities in the country in green power usage.Park Forest was officially recognized as a Green Power Community at the Sept. 6 board meeting held via Zoom.Green Power Communities are communities where the local government, b...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Free trees available to Park Forest residents

Park Forest tree giveaway

The Village of Park Forest has free trees available to residents. Pick up a free tree or two from Village of Park Forest Recreation and Parks yard located at 75 Park Street. The trees can be found along the outside fence line for a no-contact pick-up and ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Park Forest cautions residents on energy supplier letters

Electric Aggregation

The Village of Park Forest is aware of letters residents have recently received from alternative electricity supply companies. These letters are not associated with Park Forest’s recent electrical aggregation program. MC Squared, Park Forest&...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Park Forest goes green with renewable energy

Electric Aggregation

Park Forest is looking to go green with renewable energy.Residents this week are receiving letters in the mail alerting them to an electric aggregation switch approved by village board members last month.  Residents will continue to receive their...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Recycle Holiday Lights and Christmas Trees!

Christmas Tree and Light Recycling

This holiday season, don't let your broken string lights and dead trees go to waste. Drop off holiday lights in the marked bins at Village Hall and the Library from November 26th to January 10th. Christmas trees can be dropped off in the Aqua Center parki...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Book Drive Going On Now!

The Village of Park Forest is having a book drive to support it's FREE Pop-Up Bookstore. Please place your used books in the Village Lobby for collection and sorting by the Sustainability Staff Members.

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

FREE Pop-Up Bookstore

Come to get some FREE used books during Recycle Fest on July 27th from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. and during Main Street Nights on July 31st from 5 pm - 8 pm and August 7th from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Park Forest Growing Green Recycle Fest July 27th!

Park Forest's annual recycle event allows residents to recycle televisions (for a fee), document shredding, eyeglasses, books, and much more. See flyer for full details.

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

Free BioSolids Available to Park Forest Residents

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The Village of Park Forest offers free mulch and Exceptional Quality Compost (through a Metropolitan Water Reclamation District program) to its residents. You can pick it up for free or, for a delivery fee, the Village will deliver the mulch and compost t...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Park Forest Environment Commission presents Earth Week 2019, April 13 - April 22

The Park Forest Environment Commission celebrates Earth Week with the following events: 

April 9 - 30

Recycled Art ExhibitionTuesdays from 10 - 3, Wednesdays from 12 - 4, Fridays from 1:30 - 4, and Saturdays from 1 - 4Being held in conjunction with...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Village adopts new Climate Action and Resilience Plan

Park Forest Sustainability

Park Forest is taking action to prepare the community for the future impacts of climate change.Park Forest board members Monday night unanimously approved a Climate Action and Resilience Plan.The new plan builds on Park Forest’s Sustainability Plan adopte...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Gardening series continues Aug. 12

The Saturday Morning Gardening Series continues Aug. 12 with a session on heirlooms: plants, vegetables, and herbs that have stood the test of time. The session begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Wetlands Discovery Center located inside the Park Forest Aqua Cente...Read on...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

May 6 recycle events available to Park Forest residents

Two upcoming events offer an opportunity to Park Forest residents looking to dispose of household hazardous waste and electronics. See below for full details on each. 

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Deadline for residents to order free rain barrels, Dec. 19

Since Park Forest first alerted residents several months ago to an opportunity to order free rain barrels, close to 350 have placed orders. For residents who have not placed orders but are interested in taking advantage of this free rain barrel program, s...Read on...

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

Final gardening course of the year, Oct. 22

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The Saturday Morning Gardening Series presented by the Park Forest Environment Commission concludes for the season on Saturday, Oct. 22.

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Composting Event, June 26

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University of Illinois Extension in Cook County and Village of Park Forest have teamed up to keep compostables out of the landfill. Drop off your yard/garden/kitchen waste to be composted on Saturday, June 26, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the parking lot lo...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Park Forest Growing Green Recycle Fest set for July 31

Growing Green Recycle Fest

Park Forest will host its annual Growing Green Recycle Fest on Saturday, July 31, from, 8 a.m. to noon. Recycle Fest allows residents to dispose of a host of items in an environmentally friendly way. View the flyer here

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